Photo Blogging Challenge – Inside

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The theme for the January photo blogging challenge was “Inside”.

Life really threw me for a loop this month.

I was laid off from my job and I was sick most of the month with gastrointestinal issues that then caused the fun ripple effect of insomnia.

I didn’t work out much in January, and that’s not good for me, considering my blog is about getting fit.

I did get 5 pictures though for this challenge!

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I haven’t looked at the other bloggers photos yet, but I have a feeling I’m the only one who has trees in an “inside” photo challenge.  

These indoor trees are in the Natick Mall.

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I saw my friend Amanda in January and exchanged Christmas gifts with her then.

Can you guess what was inside the box?

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Every Friday in January found me inside a doctors office, so I finally just gave up and took a photo there for this challenge. 

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I never lost my sense of humor though!

These lobsters are at the restaurant Captain Fishbones in Marina Bay (Quincy, MA). 

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Finally, I know I overuse the Thomas Crane Library in photos for challenges, but it’s such a beautiful space.

This is the periodicals room & yes, that is a wall of stained glass windows.

I feel like I’ve gone back in time when I visit this part of the library.

All in all, not my best month, but I did OK.

 

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!

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Social Boston Sports – New Year New You Bootcamp

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I’ve signed up for a Social Boston Sports bootcamp in Jan & Feb.

I’m on a team with my former Fit League teammate (in 2012) Desirée, called “On Wednesday’s We Do Burpees”. Side note – how is that 4 years ago?!

The classes are Yoga on Mondays and Boot Camp on Wednesdays – both at 7 PM.

The 1st class was last night, but I was feeling under the weather so I just showed up to check in & pick up my shirt…only to find out they didn’t make shirts for this league. I grumpily headed home.

Hopefully I’ll feel better on Wednesday night & will be able to attend the 1st boot camp session – and meet my teammates.

Edit 1/7:

Due to a scheduling mix up with the gym the SBS league is hosted at, classes were pushed back an hour to 8 PM. Sadly, that hour was too much of a difference for me, so I dropped the league.

I’ve been suffering from insomnia lately, and I don’t think exercising so close to bedtime would to help with my sleep. (I wouldn’t get home till 9:30 PM & I usually go to bed at 10 PM.)

Yoga, Beats & Boot Camp Community Class with Meghan

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On Sunday night, I took an awesome Move With “Yoga, Beats & Boot Camp” class taught by Meghan.

Meghan & I go way back. We worked together back in 2007 & 2008 when we were employed by the same high tech public relations firm. I’m glad we’ve stayed in touch as she’s gone on to fitness for her career & I’ve branched out to nonprofit fundraising.

Meghan’s also the friend that hosts a spin class fundraiser for Autism Speaks every year. It’s a cause close to both of our hearts to I make sure to attend.

Anyway, last night’s class was fun. It was a mix of yoga with boot camp moves like burpees thrown in every now and then. I’m glad I was able to attend!

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Here’s a view of my mat, with a water bottle from the last Autism speaks fundraiser Meg held

It was really inspiring that the class was held at the Boston Marathon runbase.

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I’m looking forward to taking other awesome classes lead by Meg later this year.